8 Milwaukee Spots for Incredible Pizza

You’ve probably heard of Chicago-style pizza, but Milwaukee has a pizza all its own! You can expect a cracker-thin crust, creating a light, airy slice filled with flavor. Milwaukee-style pizza is traditionally cut “tavern-style,” in squares instead of the traditional triangular slice. But you aren’t limited to a Milwaukee-style slice when you’re in town – from traditional Italian pies to slices with New York flair, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s pizza craving.

This classic spot on Old World Third Street uses the original 1945 Caradaro Club recipe for Neapolitan-style thin-crust pizza. Build your own pizza using classic toppings or artisan Italian toppings like prosciutto and arugula.

Known for crispy thin-crust pizzas, Zaffiro’s has maintained the charm of a classic Italian eatery since it was founded in 1954. With a wine list featuring options straight out of Italy, you’ll definitely want to give this classic Milwaukee restaurant a try.

Born alongside the campus of UW-Madison, Ian’s Pizza has made its way to Milwaukee to provide pizza-by-the-slice at an affordable price! Ian’s is most famous for its impressive array of specialty pizzas, including the ever-popular Mac n’ Cheese Pie. Those who don’t eat animal products will be happy to find that Ian’s has an entire section of its menu dedicated to vegan pizzas that are just as good as its originals.

Located inside a historic pharmacy, this casual café is well known for its pizzas, offered with both traditional red sauce and a creamy garlic sauce. Stop in to admire local art or for some live music alongside your ‘za. Bruschetta, pizza, and desserts can all be made gluten-free.

Located in the charming European-style village center of Wauwatosa, these wood-fired, personal-sized pizzas are the perfect way to make sure everyone gets just what they want. Don’t miss ordering the delicious garlic bread knots, made with pizza dough!

Stop by to grab a fresh, wood-fired slice at the on-site Pizzeria 3301. This pizzeria open to the pizza-seeking public offering an array of Italian cuisine, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and more.

A relative newcomer to Milwaukee’s pizza scene, this eatery is serving up ultra-traditional Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas. Snag a seat at the bar to watch the pizzas being made in the beautiful cobalt blue pizza oven, brought straight from Naples.

Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood has a thriving food scene, and the pizza here is no exception! These New York-style slices are easily bigger than your head - choose from an impressive menu of creative specialty slices (including vegetarian and vegan options) or build your own.

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